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Camera and Lens Terminology

Camera and Lens Terminology

If you’re starting out in Photography or just looking at upgrading sometimes it is challenging to understand all those abbreviations referenced about camera or lens specs. What about reading a blog on specific topics about camera gear and find many abbreviations throughout the article?  Well, I put together a brief list of those definitions here that hopefully will shed some light on it and make for easier understanding. Keep in mind this is not complete but they are many of the…

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New Nikon Keymission Action Cameras

New Nikon Keymission Action Cameras

Three cameras. Infinite possibilities. Nikon just released their new line of Nikon Keymission Action Cameras. They look great, plus they have some amazing footage of what each of the cameras can do and how they used them. Listed are some of the features of each below and a link at the bottom of this to Nikons product and videos. Keymission 360 – Your Adventures from every Angle Whether you’re raising bars or awareness, pushing limits or status quo, setting personal bests or…

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What is TTL Flash anyways?

What is TTL Flash anyways?

I find TTL flash photography at times a guessing game. Sometimes too complicated and overwhelming. Much like photography itself, the flash exposure affects generally four key factors: the power or strength of the flash, the distance it is from the subject, the aperture  and the ISO. I came across this article that does a good simple job of explaining these points and takes the edge off your fears about flash photography. Some good pictures along with explanations. Click here to…

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Lens Parameters and Photos

Lens Parameters and Photos

Ok, you got your camera. If you have a camera where you can change your lenses and you see settings and scales and wonder what those mean? Your camera has Aperture settings and you wonder what does that mean? How does aperture settings affect my photos? What is focal Length? Well if you are up for a small challenge to start grasping the terminology and the settings and how changing the settings affecting your lens which ultimately affect your photos…

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Best ND filters

Best ND filters

I had mentioned a few articles back about learning my Adobe lightroom workflow and from there I decided to standardize my camera lenses. What I mean by that is I have traded in and purchased faster lenses but with a common lens size. All my lenses to date are 77mm in size. My reason for purchasing only that size of lens size is for the purpose of only purchasing one size of filters. Why should I buy filters,? ND filters?…

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are you using RAW for your photos

are you using RAW for your photos

In photography when I first got into shooting photo’s, my camera was set to creating my photo’s as JPEG’s(Joint Photographic Experts Group). It was easy to then take them from your camera and put them onto your computer. Then when you wanted to make a few changes to your photo’s to clean them up a bit, maybe make them sharper you would do that with some program like photoshop or gimp or picasa or whatever your favourite image editing program…

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LENS HOODs

LENS HOODs

Lens hoods are an important or integral piece of camera equipment that you must have on all your lenses. The main reason for a lens hood is to prevent lens flare. Lens flares happen when you point your lens toward the sun at just the right angle. It looks like a bunch of translucent rings. Getting lens flares are not super easy to Photoshop out. What a lens hood does is it keeps the light from entering the lens from the sides…

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